Tuesday, July 15, 2008
God Made a Right Call.....
On this journey of perpetual grieving there is a winding road of emotions and feelings, I envision it as a road that is aligned with signs that will get me to the next point. If I seek to abide in the Vine I will see with my spiritual eyes signs that have truth written on them. This morning I read two verses one is what I have to "do" and the other is what I should expect. I Peter 2:23,...when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously. This is what I have to do everyday, or need to, I have to commit to know with truth as my guide that God has made a righteous judgment in the fact that we had Joel with us for a certain time frame according to God's infinite wisdom. That is why I enjoy spending time in the word, I need his continual confirmation that this was no accident or let the "what if"s" take place in my mind. I have to commit myself to the Lord's righteous judgments that this is the most wise and holy plan of the Almighty God. Then as I do this, scripture says that.......I Peter 5:10,...after ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. The first three words have the idea of completing, adjusting, preparing, and then settling has the idea of the foundation, so I am getting built up anew, by God's grace a finished product better than what was, is in the Lord's mind. Now I think we would all "like " to be perfected without all the pain of trials, but reality is if the Lord learned obedience this way, why would we think it would be otherwise for us. I read somewhere that we ask "why," but really it should be "why not?" I guess I am thankful for the signs along the way to tell me what to do next, and if I can keep hearing these truths, that is direction and that brings comforts to me. A must for me is to stay in the Word and committing myself to the truth that his ways are better and higher than mine!!!
Ok....Tuesday..... just keeping things going, more laundry, littles are swimming again, making supper preparations for a quick one as the guys say we are going to a Rodeo tonight, Lord willing!! Somehow it has gotten in their blood, maybe from me, as in my youth days I did ride horses in shows and stuff. I guess they think all those Wranglers on the fence yesterday are all clean and need to be used:)
Some of you all are so funny, asking about my little smiles around the "friends" words and wondering if maybe some of the older ones have (: friends:) Well not yet, but we are looking forward to whenever the Lord starts that new season of life and the prospect of giving us a heritage of faith through grandchildren, but these friends are folks that the Lord has crossed our path with that we are seeking to encourage and minister to in their walk with the Lord and in their walk of life that they are in. So you do not have to be curious anymore!!!!! I give you credit for being so observant!!!!!
The guys have been doing "one day" type jobs, in between some of the big ones, waiting for others to do their things, like plumbers and such. It is always so exciting how the Lord continues to bring phone calls and the opportunities that are give to them for work, we are thankful!!
Tomorrow.....working Wednesday, I get a clean house, thanks to the house full of hard workers!!!! Even Danielle does her "chores" too!!!
May the Lord accomplish his workings in each of us preparing us for that day of meeting Him face to face.....